Category Archives: University of Toronto Libraries

SJAC Process Update for UT Librarians

As UTFA members know, the SJAC process is currently underway to negotiate and modernize our Memorandum of Agreement. The University of Toronto Faculty Association is not certified like most other Canadian Faculty Associations (more than 90% are certified, giving their … Continue reading

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Policies for Librarians – In the same Policy with Faculty or Not? What is the Trend?

As a librarian working in the University of Toronto Library System, have you ever wondered why we have a separate Policy for Librarians, never mind the numerous other guidelines and agreements? Or how does this compares to other institutions in … Continue reading

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New UTFA Posters – Distribute and Share

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UTFA Website – A New Look!

The UTFA office is currently revising and updating the University of Toronto Faculty Assocation Website: http://www.utfa.org/

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Members of the UTFA Librarians Committee (2013-2014)

The following members have been approved by the UTFA Council: Chair of UTFA Librarians Committee, Harriet Sonne de Torrens. Bobby Glushko (Librarian, Robarts Library) Brock Macdonald (Teaching Stream, Woodsworth College) Michael Attridge (Faculty, St. Michael’s University College) Christina Tooulias (Librarian, … Continue reading

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Compilation of Policies and Best Practices: UofT Librarians and Research Leaves

Looking for that one statement or clause pertaining to research leaves or research days? Not sure what your application for a research leave should include? The UTFA librarians committee has compiled this guide which might help: Final-Sep22-2013-ResearchLeavePolicies-Librarians

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Sign Up – Not too late! Session on Scholarship & Research Leaves for UofT Librarians

Dear Colleagues, In response to requests from the community, the UTFA Librarians Committee has organized an afternoon session on policies and best practices related to research leaves and scholarship at the University of Toronto.The focus will be on what you … Continue reading

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What constitutes Academic Librarianship at the University of Toronto?

At the University of Toronto academic librarians are required to fulfill three areas, professional practice, scholarship and service. Combined, these three areas support permanent and academic status at the University. Our Workload Policies support this by specifically recognizing that the … Continue reading

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Historical Bits & Bytes – Defining Academic Librarianship in the 1960s

Looking back to the 1960′s when graduate studies was on the rise in the Province of Ontario, a report was prepared by the University of Toronto President’s Committee on the School of Graduate Studies entitled Graduate Studies in the University … Continue reading

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University of Toronto: Resource Group on Libraries of the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada

Concerns are rising across all disciplines affected by the governmental changes happening at the Library and Archives Canada. The changes are having far reaching consequences that our public needs to hear about. The Resource Group on Libraries of the Association … Continue reading

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